This weekend is filled with events for every taste. We're petting farm animals, getting down to ukulele sounds, meeting famous families, dressing up and so much more. Check out the Westword calendar for even more events.
Four Mile Free Day
Four Mile Historic House
12 p.m. Friday, free
Get a breath of fresh air and discover Denver from a time before the yuppie box houses and traffic. Enjoy free tours of this twelve-acre farm, hay rides and tasty treats from the summer kitchen. While you're there, pet the animal friends.
7 p.m. Friday, $10
Ten bucks is a steal for the level of entertainment you'll get at the Mercury tonight. The Romero Theater Troupe debuts a historical play about a conscientious objector from WWI. Come find out what the professionals from the Black Actors Guild are going to come up with. There's no variety without music, so enjoy tunes from Total Goth, Jobless and the Milk Blossoms. Shout-out to this show for donating proceeds to Planned Parenthood and the ACLU.
We Still Like You: Denver #8
7 p.m. Friday, free
We all have stories that are pure sin — tales we should take to our graves. However, after this evening of shame-laced comedy, there will be no need to keep those secrets bottled up anymore. Hear the woes of jokesters Harris Alterman, Hannah Duggan, Nancy Norton and more. In between, they'll let members from the audience dish some dirt as well.
Mutiny Mural Melee
Mutiny Information Cafe
9 a.m. Saturday-Sunday, free
The mural on the north side of the Mutiny is one of the most iconic in Denver, and it gets a little addition this weekend. See and interact with artists Vincent Cheap, Jake Fairly and Daniel Crosier as they wrap the rest of the building into the alley with some kind of jazz. Be the first to get that selfie with the new mural up on the ’gram.
Denver Chillfest Colorado Video Games BBQ
Rocky Ridge Park
11 a.m. Saturday, free
Here's a terrific way to get out of the gaming chair and into the sunshine. Mingle with local gamers, game studios, eSports players and game developers over food and lawn games. Bring a dish to share as we dish on the latest gossip from the local game scene.
Read on for more of this weekend's best events.
12 p.m. Saturday, $11
This might be the first time we've had to stretch your pocketbook, but we promise the extra dollar is completely worth it. In celebration of Basquiat Weekend, presented by the MCA, this is really your only chance to be a part of it after other events were sold out or just too pricey. Transport yourself to 1976 New York City, when it was cool and CBGB was the place to be. Patti Smith, the Ramones, the Dolls and many more are featured in the art documentary Blank Generation. There's also a screening of The Foreigner and Wild Style later in the day.
Stories From the Past: Booker T. Washington's Great-Grandson
Pauline Robinson Branch Library
2 p.m. Saturday, free
Meet the direct descendant of one of the most influential individuals in our country's history. Booker T. Washington was born during slavery, but rose to become a leader for civil rights and an advisor to the president. Learn more about the man and his mission from family stories and personal photographs that his great-grandson, Eric Hughes, was generous enough to provide.
Book Release: Dave Paco & Sonny Kay
Mutiny Information Cafe
7 p.m. Saturday, free
Get excited to read two new local books at this release party at Mutiny. Dave Paco unveils his newest endeavor, The Bodyguard Travel Companion Cookbook: A Vegan Food Guide for Mexico and Central America , which is a must-read if you love food, travel or conscious eating. Sonny Kay is also set to release his collections of trippy album-cover art with Headspaces: Surrealistic Album Art & Collage. While that book will visually stimulate the senses, the live performance by Git Some is sure to tickle your ears.
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Club Cosplay Denver
Alchemy Arts and Events
7 p.m. Saturday, $5-$10
Sounds like they have a paradise for cosplay and nerd fans going on at this one. The "Nerdtopia" features bands, cosplay hosts, celebrities, collectibles and so much more. Click here to get tickets and the entire rundown of the party.
Free day of Knockerball
Mamie D. Eisenhower Park
11 a.m. Sunday, free
This is just a silly excuse to try something new and a little wild. It looks crazy, but you can't really get hurt doing it, so you'll still be able to walk into work on Monday.